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Orchard battle lines redrawn

Residents protesting against housing development off Moxon Street, Outwood

Residents protesting against housing development off Moxon Street, Outwood

A LONG-RUNNING battle against housing developers will resume when plans to build eight homes in Outwood go before a planning committee.

Residents of Moxon Street have spent eight years fighting off applications for houses to be built on The Orchard site.

And developers Strategic Team Group are back with a new application for eight homes, which would require an existing bungalow to be demolished.

Coun Clive Hudson referred the latest plans to Wakefield Council’s planning committee because people had complained about increased traffic and the impact on safety.

In letters sent to the council, some residents said the application was more suitable than previous ones.

But there were still concerns over traffic, privacy and ‘garden-grabbing’.

In a letter of objection, Joan Watson wrote: “The situation regarding traffic hasn’t changed from the last planning application.

“Parking is already a nightmare so adding to it with this amount of building should be thrown out again.”

Council planning officers have recommended the application for approval.

But councillors will make a decision on the plans at County Hall on Thursday.

 

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